Flashcards in Christianity: Living the Christian life Deck (32)
What is worship?
An act of expressing love, devotion or respect to God
What is liturgical worship?
Worship that follows a set patterns of words
What is non-liturgical worship?
Worship that is flexible and free, which doesn't follow a set pattern of words
What are the advantages of liturgical worship?
-familiar words are comforting
-words have been authorized by the Church
-service is always the same length
-gives a sense of unity and community
What are the advantages of non-liturgical worship?
-gives people a freedom to express themselves
-more personal and meaningful to each individual
-flexible (eg. the service can be changed in certain circumstances)
What are the seven sacraments in Catholism?
taking holy orders
anointing the sick
What is baptism?
When a person formally becomes a member of a church
can be full immersion (being dunked in water) or infant baptism (being baptised as a baby by pouring water over the child's head)
What is confirmation?
When someone who has already been baptised chooses to restate the promises made at their baptism to confirm their beliefs and that they are a member of the church
What is eucharist?
Holy Communion or Mass
The way Christians remember the last supper by sharing bread and wine (symbolic of Jesus's body and bread sacrificed for them)
What is marriage?
The legal union of a man and woman who promise before God to love each other for the rest of their lives
What is taking holy orders?
Becoming a deacon, priest or bishop
What is reconciliation?
When a person confesses their sins to a priest in order to be forgiven by God
What is anointing the sick?
When an ill person is prayed for and anointed with oil
What is prayer?
a way of communicating to God
What is the purpose of prayer?
What is contrition (in prayer)?
telling God what you have done wrong and asking for forgiveness
What is supplication (in prayer)?
asking God for something
What is intercession (in prayer)?
asking God to help other people
What is pilgrimage?
A journey taken to strengthen their faith, usually to a religious or holy place
Why do Christians go on pilgrimage?
-to get closer to God
-to find time for prayer
-to learn more about faith
-to have a spiritual experience
-to seek a cure
Name some important pilgrimage sites for Christians
What is Holy week?
the week leading to Easter Sunday
including: Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday
Name some Christian celebrations
What is evangelism?
Sharing the Christian faith
What is the purpose of missionary work?
spreading Jesus' teachings
establishing/running churches and schools
working among poorer communities to improve their lives
Why is evangelism important?
Jesus commanded his disciples to "go into all the nations to spread the world of God"
brings new Christians into the church
enables more people to have a relationship with God
helps give the suffering hope
encourages other Christians to talk about their faith
What is a parish?
community of Christians in the same area with at least one Church
How does the local Church support the community?
-supporting those in need
What are the roles of the Church?
-to help those in need
-to spread the gospel to everyone
-to bring Christian communities together
-encourage peace/harmony between individuals and communities